Welcome! I am an Assistant Professor in Sociology at Columbia University and a member of the Data Science Institute. My research draws from the literatures on urban sociology, stratification, and criminology, and it focuses on understanding how the spatial organization of the American stratification system creates and reproduces inequalities. My current research agenda investigates (1) how the neighborhood context, particularly the experience of community violence, determines the life chances of children; (2) how social capital and social organization emerge and evolve in spatial contexts; and (3) how place and geography structure educational and economic opportunity in America and elsewhere. My work has been published in the American Sociological Review, Child Development, Demography, Eastern Economic Journal, Housing Policy Debate, the Journal of Housing Economics, the Journal of Urban Economics, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. I received my PhD in Sociology from New York University in 2019, a Master’s in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government in 2014, and a BS in Engineering from Polytechnic University of Catalonia in 2004.
• 07/2020: I started as an Assistant Professor in Sociology at Columbia University.
• 01/2020: My article “Crime and Inequality in Academic Achievement Across School Districts in the United States” has been published in Demography.
• 07/2019: I started as a postdoctoral researcher at Columbia University’s Data Science Institute.
Eastern Economic Journal, 2020 (with Ingrid Ellen)
Journal of Housing Economics, 2019 (with Ingrid Ellen and Michael Suher)
Housing Policy Debate, 2019 (with Ingrid Ellen)
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2018 (with Laia Balcells)